Netherlands Journals

This is truly a cosmopolitan state

A travel journal to Netherlands by Zhebiton

Skyscrapers Photo, Rotterdam, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: Netherlands - a country of tulips and windmills, beautiful castles, historic towns, museums and distinctive landscapes. Netherlands is a country of contrasts, where the architecture of past centuries, side by side with ultra-modern buildings of glass and concrete, and luxury cars make way for cyclists.

Keukenhof Gardens

Attraction | "Most photographed place on the planet!"

Keukenhof Gardens Photo, Lisse, Netherlands
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The world-famous Keukenhof gardens is one of the most beautiful places on our planet. It is famous for its tulips.History of Keukenhof , translated from Dutch meaning " kitchen garden " , is inextricably linked with the name of Countess van Beira. In the XV century on this lands was located the estate of this amazing woman . Here she grew herbs for the kitchen court .Bookmark parkland Keukenhof engaged in 1857. At the same time were used classical principles of English park construction. The idea of the creation of the park flowers appeared from the manufacturers and exporters of flowers in 1949. They decided to create a visual exposure for flowers. Began to grow not only tulips, but daffo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2013

Keukenhof Gardens
Stationsweg 166-A
Lisse, Netherlands
31 (0) 252 465 555

NH Barbizon Palace

Hotel | "Nice hotel, quite expensive, but well located."

NH Barbizon Palace Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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It is very conveniently located. You leave the station Amsterdam Central - and the hotel is on the left, the inscription can be seen immediately on the building.When the settlement was given two magnetic key, but did not explain that one of them - from the elevator .... Lift until the key is not attached, does not lift up.In a double room - a pair of slippers, gowns did not exist, although feedback from the guests mentioned about them. Number of large, easy to use. The closet was an iron and ironing board. There were also tea (a very long time to boil), cups in a box - coffee, tea, sugar and cream. A couple of first days of the contents of the boxes replenished, then, have ceased.In ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2012

NH Barbizon Palace
PRINS HENDRIKKADE 59 72
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 20 5564564

Radisson SAS Hotel Amsterdam

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Hotel | "Really very good hotel"

Radisson SAS Hotel Amsterdam Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Thoughtful design, beautiful compositions and tasteful furniture, sketches of ships, paintings and completes it's transparent roof - is it possible to remain indifferent to such a grace. Feeling the infinitude of space and lack of walls.The staff are friendly, speak English without problems. Check-out was long, a lot of people in the same time and only two staff in the front. I came after 2 and have to wait around 30 minutes for my room. RoomSophisticated equipment to the smallest detail. Room is very comfortable to the guests. The room set: robes / slippers, tea / coffee maker / utensils, iron / ironing board, umbrella, everything you need.Bathroom is good. Floor h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2013

Radisson SAS Hotel Amsterdam
RUSLAND 17
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31-20-6231231

Mauritshuis The Royal Picture Gallery

Attraction | "The heart of The Hague"

Mauritshuis The Royal Picture Gallery Photo, Den Haag/The Hague, Netherlands
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The heart of The Hague, I'll always take a hunting lodge of Count Floris IV.There was a miracle, and I saw it just now.And no one had looked! The area was completely empty benches were absolutely free.Just me, herring and a lock.This house for me - the ideal of Gothic architecture. I'm biased, I know. But this is my discovery.The drop dead time for the second visit Binehofa - evening. Rather, even late in the evening. Binenhov no one is protected. There will be no tourists. Solitary cyclists glide along the walls. Drivers Hague officials are waiting near the car. And you'll be one to sit on the bench, cracking herring with a bun, talking down, looking at a lighted w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 7, 2011

Mauritshuis The Royal Picture Gallery
Korte Vijverberg 8
The Hague, Netherlands 2513
31 (70) 302-3456

Antwerpen Photo, Antwerp, Belgium
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If the theater begins with a hanger, a town starts from the station! but in Antwerp it gorgeous!This is part of the old station.Antwerp - the world center for processing and trade of diamonds.Cathedral has long been a symbol of the city, a monument of medieval and gothic culture is the tallest cathedral in Belgium, and has the highest church tower Benelux (123 meters)Inside the cathedral there are two priceless works of Flemish paintings of the XVII century are also included in the World Heritage: "Exaltation of the Cross" and "Descent from the Cross" by Rubens.Entrance is 5E. Shooting without flash is allowed!The city is situated on both banks of the River Sc...Read More
Skyscrapers Photo, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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The second largest city of the Netherlands and most modern of all Dutch cities. Its modernity, he, however, obliged to the vagaries of fate: during the Second World War the city was heavily damaged by German bombing, and after the war had to build it from scratch. Built the city is not in the Dutch style: Rotterdam is very different from all other cities in the country. Here, instead of the typical Dutch narrow streets and winding canals are spacious, luxurious shopping malls, modern buildings and the busiest harbor oceans. And how many tall buildings here, a modern sculpture, cutting-edge architecture, and how violently seething cultural life here!Once you arrive at the main train station in Ro...Read More

Zaanse Schans Historic Windmills

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Attraction | "A real Dutch village"

Zaanse Schans Historic Windmills Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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As expected, revered tourist guide, and learned: "To understand what a real Dutch village, you will no doubt go to Zaanse Schans. Here you can visit the museum of windmills, to see how to cook the cheese, go on a trip to the factory production of wooden shoes. "Doubts have nevertheless emerged: as a not very word "museum" is correlated with the words "this Dutch village." But still the same directory of our doubts were dispelled: the village, these were actually real ... 200 years ago. And they stood around the coast of the river Zaan. They were called: Koog aan de Zaan, West Zaan, Oost Zaan, Zaandijk, Zaandam. Even the dialect spoken here is called Zaans.In district Zaanstreek people live...Read More

Zaanse Schans Historic Windmills
Schansend 1
Zaandam, Netherlands 1509
+31 (0)75 681 00 00

fabulous Channels Photo, Den Haag/The Hague, Netherlands
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The Hague - the city of calm, even prim. After all, the residence of the queen. Here everything is leisurely, measured, dignified. Even the fountains do not seem out of the water and of glycerol. Flea, who is also an antique market, operating in the summer on Sundays and Thursdays to 16 hours, it is easy to shut up for the belt of any district muzeychik - here, and silver, ancient furniture, hats with feathers and a sword with a magnificent Garda. Perhaps the Hague is not so interesting to look at, like the rest of the city - it should live.But for me now The Hague will always be associated with herring. His famous Dutch herring waiting the whole year - to discuss the weather, worry on, co...Read More

Keukenhof Gardens

Attraction | "It's the most photographed place on earth"

Keukenhof Gardens Photo, Lisse, Netherlands
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This park is located between Amsterdam and The Hague in the small town of Liss. Seven million tulip bulbs are planted here each year. And all the hard work - for two months in a year when a huge flower garden is open to the public.Translated from the Dutch Keukenhof- the kitchen yard. In the fifteenth century, these lands belonged to the estate of Countess Jacob van Beira and served her place for hunting and the cultivation of herbs for court cuisine. The woman she was fighting for 36 years and life has had time enough: four single visit, to serve a prison and participate in several wars, one of which she even fought against the former husband.Now nothing reminds of the reignin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2010

Keukenhof Gardens
Stationsweg 166-A
Lisse, Netherlands
31 (0) 252 465 555